A spirituality where body, soul, mind and spirit dwell in simplicity and beauty
WAYISM [ /'weɪ/ɪz(ə)m/ /ˌeɪɪzm/ ] (noun)
Definition of Wayism
A widespread worldview and accompaying lifestyle expounded by the in the 1st century CE spiritual teacher Iesous, whose followers were know as Wayists, or the people of The Way. Iesous was also known as Jesus, Yesu, Issa, and Oesho, depending on areas where he worked. Iesous worked in Egypt, the Mid-East and India.
Wayism, the worldview, was not invented by Iesous, he only preached the ancient Truth in the hope to bring about reformation movements from within the religions of the day. The worldview and lifestyle of The Way was earlier captured in Scripture such as the Upanishads, Daodejing and the Platonic schools of early Greece.
Iesous work in the first century revived Wayist thinking and first took root in 1st century India among Hindus involved in the upcoming Bhakti Movement, it was once known as the Yoga of Jesus. By the end of the 1st century, Wayism influenced the reformation in Buddhism known as Mahayana, from which sprang Wayist-thinking Pure Land schools of thought, Zen, Tiantai and other. Wayism also lies at the root of Christianity, a Judaic reform movement created by the spiritual teacher Paul toward the mid-first century CE. The spiritual teacher Thomas, a devotee of Iesous, started Wayist Church of the East in Kashmir, India during the early 40s of the 1st century.
There is a mystical, devotional, side to Wayism that finds expression in a number of religious-style movements, The Pure Land Tradition, Church of the East and Wayist Church, for example. This website is devoted to Wayist Mysticism--the awareness of the Divine Energy in all things in and around us.
Wayism is more popular in the West as a philosophical lifestyle and worldview, because most westerners have turned their back on religion and sort of had thrown the baby out with the bathwater.
Wayist teaching is succinctly captured in the authoritative book, WAYISM: The Primary Text, available from the publisher, Amazon and other booksellers around the world.